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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Factory unlocked vs carrier unlocked

What's the difference btwn a factor unlocked phone and one unblocked by the carrier? If AT&T has unlocked my phone I assume it can then be used on other US carriers?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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No difference.
They both will accept and work with any GSM sim.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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No difference.
They both will accept and work with any GSM sim.
Thanks! Is one unlocked by AT&T worth more than a not unlocked phone. It's a 4s. I assume that most people selling their 4s's can get them unlocked right?
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Thanks! Is one unlocked by AT&T worth more than a not unlocked phone. It's a 4s. I assume that most people selling their 4s's can get them unlocked right?
Yes, it should sell for a little more and faster since it can be used on any GSM carrier.
Not everyone knows about the AT&T ebay unlocks etc...
Most buyerd just want a phone that is already unlocked and they dont have to do any work besides sticking their sim in and use it.
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Yes, it should sell for a little more and faster since it can be used on any GSM carrier.
Not everyone knows about the AT&T ebay unlocks etc...
Most buyerd just want a phone that is already unlocked and they dont have to do any work besides sticking their sim in and use it.
Mine was unlocked by att not on e bay. Thanks for your help!
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Mine was unlocked by att not on e bay. Thanks for your help!
Cool, hope it sells for a good price.
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Cool, hope it sells for a good price.
The funny thing is even with $3 third party unlockers readily available, it's still going for ~$450 (32GB), same as in the previous years.
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The funny thing is even with $3 third party unlockers readily available, it's still going for ~$450 (32GB), same as in the previous years.
I hear you.
Shows that not everyone out there keeps up with the iphone scene as much as we do here
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